A loan of $775 helped to buy a stall to sell her produce.


Luz Marina's story

Luz is a 25-year-old woman. She lives in the city of Pisco with her husband and young son, whom she loves and is her main driving force in life. She is a very friendly, hard-working and enthusiastic woman who, along with her husband, does all she can to make sure that her family gets ahead in life. Unfortunately, due to a lack of financial resources and her need to work from a very young age, Luz was unable to study accountancy at university. In her free time she likes to watch television, and sometimes cooks a delicious red noodle dish which she shares with her family.

On her own initiative, and with a lot of effort and dedication, Luz works in her small business where she sells vegetables and corncobs. She works every day for about 10 hours, and thinks that her business does well because of her good prices and friendly customer service.

Luz is very thankful to the Kiva lenders, as thanks to the help they give she will be able to buy a small stall in her city’s central market. In this way, Luz will be able to obtain a higher number of customers, as well as being able to sell to them in a better location. She will continue to work hard so that she can make her dream of having her own house come true.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert



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